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of suspected burglars. >>> this morning, some heavy reading for lawmakers after president obama releases his $3 trillion budget plans. >>> and a nice valentine's day surprise. very mild weather, but tom kierein says watch out for that wind. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning and happy valentine's day. welcome to "news 4 midday," i'm barbara harrison. it's monday, february 14th, 2011. >>> and we begin this morning with a police shoot-out in northwest d.c. this is exclusive home video of police cornering a burglary suspect. in the end, one of those suspects was killed, another injured after the late-night incident. it all started with a call about a home invasion at 12th and irving streets northeast. news 4's tracee wilkins has been on the scene all morning and has the latest for us. >> reporter: d.c. police are still on the scene here, investigating this homicide from last night after a shoot-out between suspects and police. this as one of the suspects is brought back to the scene. >> reporter: around 9:00 a.m., police brought one of the burglary suspects back out to the scene of
obama opened his speech at the national prayer breakfast talking about the ongoing situation overseas. he said he is praying for the people of egypt and hopes the violence will end soon. >> we're also mindful of the violence that we're now seeing in the middle east. and we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> joining president obama at the breakfast was congresswoman gabby giffords' husband mark kelly. the president said that he wanted them to know that, quote, we and god are with them for the long haul. >>> and while the riots in egypt go into their tenth day, there continue to be rallies in and around d.c. a rally supporting the people of egypt will take place later today at the state department. that's where aaron gilchrist is right now. >> reporter: that rally is expected to begin around noon today. several groups coming together. they say they're calling for democracy in egypt, not dictatorship. so they'll gather here outside the
-- >> can we change the shot? >> the reason president obama has been cautious and circumspect in what he has said and what they've said publicly is that other governments have been watching so closely how the u.s. would deal with a longtime ally. and now this brings great attention on the other nations, other friends of the united states, especially, in the region. >> yes, and the president has been hearing from some of those allies. and senior aides will say there have been multiple audiences here. that's why you've seen the administration walk this line so carefully. on the one hand, wanting to be, as one aide put it to me, on the right side of history, supporting the protesters, but on the other hand not wanting to humiliate mubarak, not wanting to hector him out the do. but yesterday with that written statement where mubarak came, wrapped up the give of power away in very defiant language and confused everybody, the administration had its clearest break yet. the point of no return, as one person put it to me. clear that mubarak was no longer going to be propped up by the u.s. got at all.
obama is warning congress not to send hill a spending bill with drastic cuts for the current fiscal year. news4 midday begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to news4 midday, i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, february 16th, 2011. we begin with a deadly crash in prince george's county. one person is dead after a tractor trailer crashed bursting into flames on the beltway in forestville. it happened late last night. neil castillo shot this video and posted it online this morning. two other vex were involved. traffic is still backed up on the interloop near d'arcy road while officers investigate. >> reporter: this has been the effect of this morning's deadly crash. all morning long on the beltway traffic has been backed up. this as investigators are still working to put together all the pieces. it was a violent and fiery scene this morning on the beltway in forestville. a tractor trailer explosion left the driver dead and at least one other person injured. police say around 11:00 last night there was a three-vehicle crash just before d'arcy road. while investigators are s
the federal deficit and that will eventually wreak havoc on the economy. >>> today president obama will host a lunch for house republican leaders in an effort to reach out more to the gop. house speaker john boehner, majority leader eric cantor and majority whip kevin mccarthy will discuss the economy, spending and some of the president's ideas from his state of the union. cantor says this is a great opportunity saying this speaks to his willingness to speak to the issues that the american people are telling us to focus on. >>> today marks the one-year anniversary of michelle obama's let's move campaign. it works to get kids to eat healthier and get them to exercise more. mrs. obama was on the "today" show today talk about it. kimberly suiters is live to talk about it. >> reporter: it was first lady's first live in-studio morning interview. and she seemed to give pretty candid answers on pretty personal questions. first, on smoking, mrs. obama says her husband has not had a cigarette in almost a year. and she admitted to some tough love in the white house from her and the girls. she says she
president obama will speak at the u.s. chamber of commerce as he tries to improve his relationship with big business. the president was at odds with the chamber over health care reform and recent financial regulati regulations, but now he's making a point to reach out to businesses, including them in the december tax compromise. in his weekly address, president obama said, quote, bolstering the economy requires that washington and business work together. >>> let's talk a little bit about our weather now, it looks pretty nice out there right now, but some changes coming, tom? >> yeah, big changes. a couple balmy days in a row that have gone to a great degree to melt a lot of that snow we've had from the storm almost a couple of weeks ago. still, a lot of snow on the ground areas of northwest of washington. there is capitol hill. a little bit of haze in the air. a plane coming in for a landing at reagan national airport. the potomac river is calm, almost looks like a mirror reflecting the tree line of east potomac park right along the river. safe landings there at reagan international airport
. president obama speaking out this morning about the upheaval in the middle east and condemning the violent crackdown in libya. he says all option are on the table when it comes to dealing with violence. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> the violence in libya and unrest around the middle east is having a huge impact on oil prices. coming up in about 30 minutes, how those skyrocketing prices will affect you at the pump. >>> and new overnight, police in the district are searching for the driver who hit a man in southeast and then took off. it happened in the 2600 block of bowen road. a news4 crew was on the scene shortly after it happened. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. police have not released a description of the vehicle involved. anyone who saw anything is asked to call police. >>> we're going to check on some road conditions o
of 41 years clinches to power. >> that was richard engel reporting. and happening today, president obama will meet with injured troops and their families. the president will visit the national medical center in bethesda this afternoon. his first visit there since 2 2009. >>> president obama says his former white house chief of staff will be a terrific mayor of chicago. rahm emanuel won with 51% of the vote with five rivals meaning there is no need for a runoff election there. emmanuel called the victory, quote, humbling. he'll take over for mayor richard daley. >>> tom's here now with another look at our forecast and some talk about some rain maybe later today. >> not until tomorrow. today we're looking at a beautiful, beautiful blue sky. and loving this sunshine that's pouring down. there is that blue sky right over the jefferson -- why is the sky blue? it's blue -- i'll tell you. it's blue because when sunlight hits air molecules, it deflects in all directions and those molecules are just the right size to scatter sunlight in to the blue spectrum of the prismatic light spectrum. so tha
at what's hot on nbcwashington.com. >>> the obamas out, kanye west, he's in. invitations to the much-anticipated royal wedding are now in the mail. prince william and kate middleton invited some 1,900 family members, charity workers, and friends to their april 29th ceremony. dignitaries from spain, freedom, norway, denmark, and greece will also likely attend. the obamas apparently are not on the guest list, even those first ladies have attended royal weddings in the past. also not attending, sarah ferguson. britain's daily mail says she was snubbed. their daughters will likely attend. royal watchers say the guest list is probably more political than personal. >> think about a royal wedding. it's all pre-decided. it's basically a networking, business venture. >> rumor has it celebrity guests will include kanye west, david and victoria beckham, and elton john, who was a close friend of prince william's late mother, princess diana. only 600 guests will get to attend the wedding day lunch with the queen. then the list gets even more exclusive with only 300 invited to the royal wedding di
. >>> and today president obama will host canadian prime minister stephen harper at the white house. they are scheduled to meet in a few minutes. their discussions will include climate change, trade and border security concerns. they will also talk about a proposed oil pipeline from canada to the u.s. gulf coast that could substantially reduce u.s. dependency on the middle east and other regions. they'll hold a joint press conference at 2:30 this afternoon. >>> new today, we now officially know if astronaut mark kelly will fly on an upcoming shuttle mission. the navy captain took leave last month when his wife gabrielle giffords was shot in the head in tucson, arizona. nasa is confirming this morning that kelly will serve as mission commander when the shuttle "endeavour" lifts off in april. kelly will personally announce his plans in a press conference with the shuttle crew this afternoon. remember that out of control turkey that's been attacking mail trucks up in cape cod? it turns out that turkey belongs to the kennedy family. this is the scene last week when the turkey tried to p
used in las vegas. >>> president obama will check off a key piece of his foreign policy agenda when he signs a new nuclear arms treaty with russia. it will limit each country's stockpile of nuclear warheads. russian president dmitry medvedev signed the treaty last week. after much lobbying, the u.s. senate approved the pact in december. the treaty will become official after russia and the u.s. sign the papers. >>> maryland gov mary martin o'malley is testifying on capitol hill. they've invited him to talk about job creation. governor o'malley was asked to share his perspective on the importance of investing in infrastructure, innovation and other initiatives. >>> the showdown over health care could come to a head today. the senate could vote on a proposal to repeal health care reform. majority leader harry reid says republicans don't have nearly enough votes. republican-controlled house voted last month to repeal the law. the congressional budget office estimates the law would extend coverage to more than 30 million individuals and reduce the federal deficit. >>> right now, a powerful
she got separated from her crew in tahrir square the night hosni mubarak resigned. president obama reached out to logan to express his concern yesterday. a source close to logan says she's doing well and has already vowed that she will return to reporting. >>> massachusetts senator scott brown revealed a shocking truth about his past as he admit head was molested as a child. in his new book, brown says a camp counselor sexually abused him several times when he was ten years old. he says his stepfather physically abused him. he admitted this in an interview with "60 minutes." emerged on the scene last year when he won the seat of the late senator edward kennedy. he said he didn't tell anyone of the incident for fear of abusers finding out. >>> today on capitol hill, the house will spend a third day deciding how to cut billions from his year's spending bill. republicans are trying to cut money from the 2012 budget. they're now looking to cut arts funding. on the other side, democrats want to restore family planning and health research. the lawmakers did vote to cancel $450 million fo
that controls speech. giffords is recovering at a rehabilitation hospital in houston. >>> president obama son his w--a is on his way to michigan right now. he wants to see speedy access expand within five years. a lofty goal considering major cities are just now getting the technology. the initiative is part of the president's push to spur innovation and competitiveness in hopes of creating more jobs. >>> and folks had to get up early, some getting ready for that snow out there, but wasn't quite as bad as some people were thinking it to be. >> no, we had a dusting here in washington. the president's going to marquette, michigan, which is in the upper peninsula. one of the coldest places in the country. it is certainly cold there now. we are still below freezing in the wake of the snow that fell last night. there's the blue waters of the potomac reflecting that gorgeous blue sky. there's capitol hill gleaming brilliantly in this february sun. down river is reagan national airport. temperature there 29 degrees. we got a wind out of the north up to 25 miles an hour this morning. southern marylan
spacewalk. a look at >>> right now president obama is hosting the nation's governors at the white house. the governors have been in town all weekend for the national governors association winter meetings. the president says he's hoping to hear ideas being used at the state level to spur recovery that could translate well to the federal government. >>> well, it's a little bit quieter at the statehouse in madison, wisconsin7yq[ today. after two weeks of nonstop protests, governor scott walker ordered the demonstrators out of the capital building. but hundreds remained inside, still protesting a controversial budget bill that ends collective bargaining rights for many workers. wisconsin is broke and the governor says unions use their powers to block necessary cost-saving measures. walker argued that as he wants to get rid of the unions. >>> and new developments in the crisis in libya. the european union says leader moammar gadhafi no longer controls most libyan oil and gas fields. the eu says regional families and leaders are now running operations. saudi arabia also said today it's steppe
dahlgren, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama continues his west coast trip today. he'll head to portland, oregon, to tour a semiconductor facility and watch some students that are going to show off their skills at computer science. there's a contest out there today. yesterday he met with some heavy hitters in the tech world. apple big wig steve jobs, facebook founder mark zuckerberg and google chairman eric schmidt. students today need to outeducate their competitors. >>> today maryland is one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. the state's senate judicial committee voted in favor of the religious freedom and marriage equality act. unless someone changes their mind, it appears that this bill will have enough support to pass. and governor o'malley says that he will sign it if it gets to him. >>> and new today, there were some tense moments for passengers aboard a plane that landed at reagan national airport this morning. a u.s. airways night was forced to make an emergency landing just before 8:00 a.m. after a report of smoke on board that plane. the plane did land an
's an obama plan out there. it's because democrats and republicans are both committed to tackling this issue in a serious way. and so what we've done is we've been very specific in terms of how to stabilize the discretionary budget, how to make sure we're not adding additional debt by 2015, and then let's, together, democrats and republicans, tackle these long-term problems in a way that i think will ensure our fiscal health and, at the same time, ensure we're making investments in the future. we're going to be in discussions over the next several months. this is a negotiation process. and the key thing that tamerica people want to see is that all sides are serious about it and all sides are willing to give a little bit, and there's a genuine spirit of compromise as opposed to people interested in scoring political points. we did that in december, during the lame duck on the tax cut issue. both sides had to give. and there were folks in my party who were not happy and the folks in the republican party who were not happy. my suspicion is that we're going to be able to do the same thing if we
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